Philip Roth

Philip Roth was an American television and film actor.

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A Jew without Jews, without Judaism, without Zionism, without Jewishness, without a temple or an army or even a pistol, a Jew clearly without a home, just the object itself, like a glass or an apple.Rate it:
A Jewish man with parents alive is a fifteen-year-old boy, and will remain a fifteen-year-old boy until they die!Rate it:
I cannot and do not live in the world of discretion, not as a writer, anyway. I would prefer to, I assure you -- it would make life easier. But discretion is, unfortunately, not for novelists.Rate it:
I write fiction and I'm told it's autobiography, I write autobiography and I'm told it's fiction, so since I'm so dim and they're so smart, let them decide what it is or it isn't.Rate it:
Is an intelligent human being likely to be much more than a large-scale manufacturer of misunderstanding?Rate it:
It isn't that you subordinate your ideas to the force of the facts in autobiography but that you construct a sequence of stories to bind up the facts with a persuasive hypothesis that unravels your history's meaning.Rate it:
Just like those who are incurably ill, the aged know everything about their dying except exactly when.Rate it:
My God! The English language is a form of communication! Conversation isn't just crossfire where you shoot and get shot at! Where you've got to duck for your life and aim to kill! Words aren't only bombs and bullets -- no, they're little gifts, containing meanings!Rate it:
Undermining experience, embellishing experience, rearranging and enlarging experience into a species of mythology.Rate it:
When you publish a book, it's the world's book. The world edits it.Rate it:

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